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Thinking about HUD Foreclosure Investing?

Rhonda Hart
Posted Nov 20 2023, 09:41

A HUD home is a property that was acquired by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of a foreclosure on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD homes are often sold at a discounted price, and the process of purchasing them involves specific steps, including a bidding process. Here's an overview of the HUD home bidding process:

1. **Find HUD Homes:**

- You can find a list of available HUD homes on the HUD website or through authorized real estate agents. HUD homes are typically listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

2. **Get Pre-Approved for Financing:**

- Before placing a bid, it's advisable to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will help you determine your budget and show HUD that you are a serious buyer.

3. **Hire a HUD-Registered Real Estate Agent:**

- While it's possible to bid on HUD homes without an agent, many buyers choose to work with a HUD-registered real estate agent. These agents have specific training and are familiar with the HUD bidding process.

4. **Place a Bid:**

- Bidding on a HUD home is typically done through an online bidding system. Your real estate agent can assist you in submitting a bid on your behalf. The bid is submitted to the HUD office managing the property.

5. **HUD Review and Acceptance:**

- After the bidding period ends, HUD reviews the bids. The highest acceptable bid is chosen. HUD considers various factors, including the bid amount, financing method, and the net to HUD (the amount HUD will receive after expenses).

6. **Notification of Winning Bid:**

- If your bid is accepted, your real estate agent will be notified. You will then have a specific period to submit the required documents and the earnest money deposit.

7. **Contract and Closing:**

- Once your bid is accepted, you enter into a contract with HUD. The closing process follows, during which you finalize financing, conduct inspections, and complete any necessary paperwork.

8. **Possession:**

- After closing, you gain possession of the property, and the title is transferred to you.

It's important to note that HUD has specific rules and procedures for bidding on and purchasing HUD homes. Working with a knowledgeable real estate professional can be beneficial in navigating the process and ensuring a successful transaction. Additionally, buyers should carefully read and understand the terms and conditions associated with HUD home purchases.

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ModeratorReplied Nov 20 2023, 12:56

Just to clarify a few things

1. The only way to accurately determine whether a HUD property is available is via hudhomestore.gov

3. A buyer must use an agent with an active NAID # to bid on any HUD home on hudhomestore

4.  All bids on a hudhomestore property must be done through the hudhomestore portal

5. The only consideration to HUD in considering a bid in the extended period is the NET to HUD. You net HUD $1 more than the next bidder you win. HUD give no preference to cash over financing. In the exclusive period every thing is the same except that only owner occupant bids are considered.

7. Many HUD properties do not allow any utilities to be turned on for inspections due to conditions found by the FSM during the property condition inspection. HUD does not allow any inspection contingency

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Replied Nov 20 2023, 13:21

Thank you for adding more value to the post! 

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